Multiple measurements close in on dark energy
New findings about the shape of the universe.
An extensive analysis of four different phenomena within the universe points the way to understanding the nature of d...
Why is the moon where it is?
The moon is slowly moving away from the Earth.
Nearly 50 years since man first walked on the moon, the human race is once more pushing forward with attempts to land...
Buckyballs found in space
Enormous ‘celebrity’ molecule confirmed in interstellar medium.
The upper limit for molecules swirling around in the diffuse bands of material between stars, known as the interstell...
First molecular bond in the universe found
The helium hydride has now been observed in a young nebula.
What is thought to be the first molecular bond ever formed in the universe has been detected for the first time – in ...
Now let’s find a pair of black holes
Researchers plan to turn the galaxy into a giant detector.
Last week, scientists studying black holes reported that they’d managed to turn the entire Earth into a giant virtual...
The search for dark matter finds gold
Literally a new way of detecting gold and mineral deposits.
A method for locating seams of gold and other heavy metals is the unlikely spin-off of Swinburne University’s invol...
Engineering the Square Kilometre Array
Square Kilometre Array creates unique engineering challenges.
The largest, most powerful telescope ever conceived – the Square Kilometre Array, is going to have over a hundred tho...
Moon-forming crash sent Earth into a spin
The collision was strong enough to tilt our young planet.
There's plenty about our familiar grey moon we still don't know for sure. How did it form? Why is its orbit tilted sl...
Dark matter uncovered
Like rain drops on a spinning bicycle wheel…
Most of the matter in the Universe consists of stuff we can’t see. It is dubbed “dark matter” and we know it must be ...
NASA finds neon in Moon's thin atmosphere
Presence of neon has been a subject of speculation.
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer – known as LADEE – found neon in the lunar atmosphere during it...